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Imagine being trapped on a Boeing 747 as it spirals out of control and nosedives straight towards the sea.

Imagine being trapped on a Boeing 747 as it spirals out of control and nosedives straight towards the Pacific Ocean thousands of metres below. And living to tell the tale.

The thirteen part series, Air Crash Investigation returns for its eleventh season to examine some of the worst air crashes in history using dramatic re-enactments, gripping archival news footage, survivor and rescuer testimony and state-of-the-art computer generated images (CGI) to reveal how each of the crashes and the investigations have actually improved flight safety over the years. Each episode of Air Crash Investigationpainstakinglyrecreates each plane crash with rigorous historical accuracy and then breaks down each important discovery of the consequent investigation to reveal the cause of the crash and how it ultimately has made air travel safer than ever.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Total Engine Failure
    A loud vibration and the smell of smoke warn the pilots of British Midland Flight 92 that they have an engine fire on board. The crew shuts down the engine and tries to land at a nearby airport, but their second engine fails before they can get safely on the ground. Just meters from the runway, the 737-400 slams into an embankment beside Britain's busy M1 motorway. It seems like a rare case of dual engine failure, but investigators soon learn that a tragic misunderstanding may be the real cause of the crash.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Niki Lauda: Tragedy In The Air
    Lauda Air Flight 004 / Boeing 767-300 series / May 26th, 1991 Airline owner and Formula One racer Niki Lauda joins forces with investigators to determine why Lauda Air Flight 004 fell into a steep dive and crashed during a flight from Bangkok to Vienna. And he soon discovers a shocking design flaw that could affect passenger planes around the globe.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Vanishing Act
    Varig Flight 254 Boeing 737-200 series September 3rd, 1989 Investigators face a baffling mystery when Varig Flight 254 crash lands in a remote jungle nearly 700 miles off course. At first, investigators suspect the plane's navigation instruments may have malfunctioned. But they soon discover the crash may be the result of a shocking mistake.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Sideswiped
    Copa Airlines Flight 201 Boeing 737-200 June 6th, 1992 Copa Airlines Flight 201 takes off from Panama City for the one-hour flight to Cali, Colombia. But with a major storm on the horizon, the pilots revise their flight path to avoid the heavy weather. After 12 minutes in the air, the captain radios controllers to tell them they've reached their cruising altitude of 25,000 feet. But moments later, the plane disappears from radar over one of the remotest jungles on earth.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Death of JFK Jr., The
    The celebrity son of JFK disappeared along with his plane in 1999. Invstigators soon found the wreckage, but what brought the aircraft down?
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Concorde- Up In Flames
    A Concorde crashes moments after take off and three mysterious items are found on the runway. How is this collection of clues connected?
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Concorde- Up In Flames
    A Concorde crashes moments after take off and three mysterious items are found on the runway. How is this collection of clues connected?
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Inner City Carnage
    A Learjet 45 carrying Mexico's interior minister slams into Mexico City's financial district killing all nine people on board, as well as seven people on the ground. At first there's speculation that Mexico's powerful drug cartels brought down the plane. But the investigation takes a startling new turn after investigators listen to the cockpit voice recorder.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: 3rd Time Unlucky
    It's a foggy day at Ireland's Cork Airport and the pilots of Manx2 Flight 7100 are circling the airport waiting for the weather to clear. After controllers clear the turboprop commuter plane for landing, the pilots reduce their speed and descend, but the aircraft suddenly goes into a severe roll and crashes into the runway. It's the deadliest crash in Ireland in decades, and it's up to the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit to figure out what went wrong. They soon discover the fog is only part of the story, and the investigation reveals a startling gap in aviation safety that has put passengers' lives at risk.
  • Air Crash Investigation 13: Death In The Arctic
    Hijack? Pilot error? Mechanical failure? Aviation experts determine what went wrong and work to stop such accidents happening again._x000D_
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